The Boston 457 (47mm)
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The Boston 457 (47mm)

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The Boston 457 (47mm)
The Boston 457 (47mm)
The Boston 457 (47mm)
The Boston 457 (47mm)
The Boston 457 (47mm)
The Boston 457 (47mm)
The Boston 457 (47mm)
The Boston 457 (47mm)
The Boston 457 (47mm)
The Boston 457 (47mm)
The Boston 457 (47mm)
The Boston 457 (47mm)
The Boston 457 (47mm)

Watch Description

What makes the Boston 457 unique: We are very excited to bring you this incredible timepiece from the Waltham Watch Company, our Boston 457. We love the different character that each watch displays, making each and every watch that we make a one-of-a-kind unique work of art. This watch displays an amazing amount of detail in the center of this double-sunk dial, with this carefully machined dial that shows off the craftsmanship that they were capable of over 100 years ago. We love the combination of these copper-toned numerals and how they work so well with these full moon hands. A copper crown and hardware complete the look, with our classic black American-made strap. This watch boasts 23 incredible jewels inside, and we would expect nothing less than this top-of-the-line Riverside Maximus movement. The build plates have been meticulously machined with this very intricate pattern that carries throughout. Gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel shine through beneath, bringing even more attention to the fine details of this watch. This particular movement was part of a very small run of only 1000 other watches like it, originally produced back in 1919 in Waltham, Massachusetts. This year presents the beginning of a complicated era for the United States of America, as the 18th amendment is ratified in January. This marked the start of prohibition for all 50 states, which was upheld until it was eventually abolished in 1933.

Movement Manufacturer Information

The movement inside of this watch was made by Waltham Watch Company. We call this model "The Boston" because of the company's proximity to the city.

Also known as American Watch Company and American Waltham Watch Company, Waltham was one of the leaders in attempting an entirely new concept, machines making machines. Prior to this, a watchmaker would hand-make each part of a movement one-at-a-time. Operating from 1851-1957, Waltham called its product the "Scientific Watch." Waltham's innovative, precise machining techniques made parts interchangeable, and their early version of the assembly line made high-quality watches efficient to produce. Legend has it that Henry Ford drew inspiration for his assembly line production from a visit to Waltham's factory. Located on the bank of the Charles River in "Watch City" (Waltham), Massachusetts, the factory has since been converted to apartment lofts.

Watch Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Vortic Watch Company
  • Warranty: Full 1-Year Warranty
  • Case Dimensions:
    • Diameter: 47mm
    • Thickness: 12mm
    • Lug to Lug: 55mm
    • Lug Width: 22mm
  • Case Material: Sandblasted Titanium
  • Crown/Hardware: Copper
  • Water Resistance: 1 ATM
  • Crystals: Sapphire
  • Case Back: Stainless Steel
  • Strap: Leather

Movement

  • Manufacturer: Waltham Watch Company
  • Serial Number: 23066368
  • Manufacture Year: 1919
  • Function: Manual Wind
  • Jewels: 23 Jewels
  • Hands: Original
  • Size: 12s
  • Power Reserve: ~36 Hours
What makes the Boston 457 unique: We are very excited to bring you this incredible timepiece from the Waltham Watch Company, our Boston 457. We love the different character that each watch displays, making each and every watch that we make a one-of-a-kind unique work of art. This watch displays an amazing amount of detail in the center of this double-sunk dial, with this carefully machined dial that shows off the craftsmanship that they were capable of over 100 years ago. We love the combination of these copper-toned numerals and how they work so well with these full moon hands. A copper crown and hardware complete the look, with our classic black American-made strap. This watch boasts 23 incredible jewels inside, and we would expect nothing less than this top-of-the-line Riverside Maximus movement. The build plates have been meticulously machined with this very intricate pattern that carries throughout. Gold-plated gears and a brass balance wheel shine through beneath, bringing even more attention to the fine details of this watch. This particular movement was part of a very small run of only 1000 other watches like it, originally produced back in 1919 in Waltham, Massachusetts. This year presents the beginning of a complicated era for the United States of America, as the 18th amendment is ratified in January. This marked the start of prohibition for all 50 states, which was upheld until it was eventually abolished in 1933.

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